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Traction Watch: How Canva Reached 2 Million Users In 18 Months

cio.com — Editor's note: Traction Watch is a new column focused obsessively on growth, and is a companion to the DEMO Traction conference series, which brings together high-growth startups with high-potential customers. You can register here to attend. It's a jaw-dropping moment over at Canva, the trendy startup that lets you create graphics in seconds.

Want Investment Money? Learn How to Fail

inc.com — It's a common view in Silicon Valley that investors want to see a failure on your resume. An e-commerce company that blew up when the market imploded, or a product that garnered some attention and then lost to a competitor. Investors know these failures are not easy to take, but they know they create entrepreneurs with resilience and resourcefulness.

Why Email Will Be Obsolete by 2020

inc.com — What's going to happen to digital communication over the next five years? Will we still be weeding out unimportant messages and fishing through enormous email chains trying to find one pesky link to a business plan? Will we still battle to get to inbox zero? I sure hope not.

Traction Watch: 4 Reasons Domo Will Double Its Revenue This Year

cio.com — If you haven't heard of the business intelligence company Domo, you can be forgiven because it's been in self-imposed stealth mode since 2010, while it's been growing spectacularly. Well, the cat is now out of the bag, as the company just closed a huge funding round that catapults its valuation to $2 billion.

Traction Watch: How Canva Reached 2 Million Users In 18 Months

thedemoblog.com — By John Brandon Editor's note: Traction Watch is a new column focused obsessively on growth, and is a companion to the DEMO Traction conference series, which brings together high-growth startups with high-potential customers. Companies can apply here to showcase, or those similarly obsessed can register here to attend.

KIND Bars: What to Do When the FDA Says Your Nuts

inc.com — What do you do when a major federal agency says your product sucks? That's the dilemma for KIND Bars right now. The startup, known officially as KIND Healthy Snacks, produces bars that are made from natural ingredients. This week, the FDA has called out the company and their products, saying a few of the snacks are not healthy.

37 (More) Quotes on Handling Workplace Conflict

inc.com — I've been studying workplace conflict since I was a shoe store manager in the 90s. And by "studying" I mean I've tried to figure out why I've experienced so much conflict. I'm an analytical person, so of course I always think I'm the one to blame. And maybe I am.

10 innovative tech features in the latest vehicles

computerworld.com — Automakers are constantly adding new tech features to cars, but it can be hard to stay on top of the news. These ten innovations in current (or soon to debut) cars and trucks provide a few extra safety and convenience benefits.

Techie spring gear for outdoor adventures

foxnews.com — Goodbye, winter. Hello, serious outdoor activities! This gear is designed to help you explore the wild frontier (or your front yard) now that the weather is finally getting warmer. Go skyward with the new the DJI Phantom 3 that records in 4K or paddle around in the pool with a speaker that floats.

7 Perfect Ways to Ruin a One-on-One Meeting

inc.com — Meeting sabotage artists seem to have attended the same training academy. They practice a few techniques to make sure they are rude and condescending. Maybe it is just human nature, but you can spot people who are not that interested in having a discussion from a mile away. The trick?
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Apr 18, 2015

The percentage of digital communication I'm getting as email continues to go down every year inc.com/john-brandon/w… @inc

Apr 17, 2015

@davehendricks @Inc @delaquist @onlyinfluencers I don't think Slack and Circuit existed back then.

Apr 17, 2015

It is unlikely you will get any investment money for a startup unless you have a failure on your resume inc.com/john-brandon/w… @inc

Apr 17, 2015

Most-read article of the month right here... People have been emailing me about it (heh); inc.com/john-brandon/w… @inc



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